VdGG - A Place To Survive (tabs)


A Place To Survive (Hammill)
Produced by Van der Graaf Generator
1976 Charisma Records Ltd

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   It's easy to say, when you're so down, that everything's pointless

   your eyes burn,      your ears howl,     your limbs are disjointed

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    Barren         fields,        the barren earth,        never  more   will   it   flower.

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    Rub your face and your hands in the dirt:                           now  is the hour!              So stand  

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   straight, looking over your shoulder;    walk on,

   though you fear to arrive;              don't wait 

   till you know that it's over,           be strong 

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   it's your place to    survive.

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Jaxon riff

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While the holocaust rages around you,

be the eye of the storm;

though the extent of disaster astounds you,

forearmed is forewarned.

You may have passed time in happier ways,

but there are other mountains to climb:

you've never lived as you're living today -

now is the time!

Stand straight, though your back breaks from trying,

walk on - even now you must strive.

Don't wait - while you're waiting, you're dying;

be strong, it's your place to survive.

         

The universe is doubtless 

unfolding just exactly as it should

and these dreams of remorse or foreboding

just won't do you any good.

The joy, the passion, possessions you own,

the bitterness and the pain,

         

the end of everything you've ever known...

all these are ordained.

Stand straight looking into the future,

walk on - we've each got our own lives.

Don't wait for a guru or tutor,

be strong - it's your place to survive.

Stand straight, looking over your shoulder,

walk on: though it hurts, you're alive.

Don't wait...if you wait it's all over;

be strong - it's your right to survive.


h= hammer on

p= pull off



Musicians: VdGG

Peter Hammill - vocals, guitars, pianos
Hugh Banton - organs, bass pedals and guitars, mellotron, piano
Guy Evans - drums and percussion
David Jackson - saxes, flute 


Produced by Van der Graaf Generator
1976 Charisma Records Ltd



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